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Book Review: Missing Presumed Lost by Fred Lockwood

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Missing Presumed Lost is the third book in the Jack Collier series by Fred Lockwood. It is another diving based adventure for the marine salvage team that make up the main characters in this trilogy. This time, a sailboat is lost during a sudden, violent storm off the coast of Croatia. Our heroes agree to accept the challenge to find the wreck and salvage it, but will a battered old briefcase found in the wreckage put them in danger?

Once again Fred Lockwood has written an adventure/thriller based around the world of scuba diving and marine salvage. Having read the first two books (read our reviews of Total Loss & Overdue), we now feel we know our main characters well and are invested in their success. Right from the start, their adventure begins and we have another good vs evil (this time based around big pharma) battle on our hands.

The diving, as with all three books, is well researched and you can expect plenty of detail in the processes of marine slavage and technical diving too. The story is full of twists and turns and adventure on the high seas. Jack and Sandro certainly know how to find trouble! It is a good yarn if you fancy something topical on your next diving trip.


  • Title: Missing Presumed Lost
  • Author: Fred Lockwood
  • ISBN: 9781784653095
  • Pegasus Publishers

For more information about Fred Lockwood visit his website by clicking here.

Nick and Caroline (Frogfish Photography) are a married couple of conservation driven underwater photo-journalists and authors. Both have honours degrees from Manchester University, in Environmental Biology and Biology respectively, with Nick being a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, a former high school science teacher with a DipEd in Teaching Studies. Caroline has an MSc in Animal Behaviour specializing in Caribbean Ecology. They are multiple award-winning photographers and along with 4 published books, feature regularly in the diving, wildlife and international press They are the Underwater Photography and Deputy Editors at Scubaverse and Dive Travel Adventures. Winners of the Caribbean Tourism Organization Photo-journalist of the Year for a feature on Shark Diving in The Bahamas, and they have been placed in every year they have entered. Nick and Caroline regularly use their free time to visit schools, both in the UK and on their travels, to discuss the important issues of marine conservation, sharks and plastic pollution. They are ambassadors for Sharks4Kids and founders of SeaStraw. They are supported by Mares, Paralenz, Nauticam and Olympus. To find out more visit www.frogfishphotography.com

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Gear Maintenance: Episode 1 Masks – Sponsored by Dive Rite (Watch Video)

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Everything you need to know to make your scuba diving mask last a lifetime! Welcome to Gear Maintenance!

If you want to support Divers Ready! (for free!) support our sponsor for this series of videos: Dive Rite

To enter to win the ES155 Mask from Dive Rite, you need to:

  1. Subscribe to Divers Ready! if you haven’t already: https://www.youtube.com/c/diversready?sub_confirmation=1
  2. Enter the contest here: https://gleam.io/LOgJt/dive-rite-es155-mask-giveaway

A scuba diving mask is a seemingly simple piece of kit, but there are things that can wrong with it. Proper care, cleaning and preventative maintenance will help you keep your scuba mask in the best condition for years and years. We’ve packed this video full of hints and tips covering storage, protection, cleaning, defogging and maintenance to help you protect the investment you’ve made in your dive equipment.

Oh, and here’s the soft case I recommend. (Yes, this is an affiliate link. Purchases made through this link m ay earn me a small commission at no additional cost to you.)

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Good luck to everyone!

D.S.D.O

James


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5 Women Divers With YouTube Channels That Inspire Divers Ready (Watch Video)

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Another in the series of weekly videos from Divers Ready! This video was originally produced to coincide with PADI Women’s Dive Day 2019 but it’s worth celebrating everyday!

Ahead of PADI Women Dive Day 2019, it seemed appropriate to shine a light on the awesome content these 5 women divers are putting out.

We made this as a tribute video to 5 female rockstars of the diving world whose YouTube Channels have inspired Divers Ready in one way or another.

Links below! Head over and hit their subscribe buttons!


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